April 26, 2017 RSS feed / World News

EU adopts anti-boycott stance in official policy

In a reaction to attempts in Europe to boycott Israel, the European Union’s report on commercial competition for the first time included a rejection of such initiatives.  More...

Jesse Lurie dies at 103, was Hadassah editor

Jesse Lurie, the longtime executive editor of Hadassah Magazine and a peace activist, has died at 103.  Lurie, an Israeli American, was the magazine’s founding executive editor in 1947 and held the post for 33 years. More...

Non-Jews Shane Baker and Caraid O’Brien are stars of Yiddish theater

NEW YORK—Veteran actor Shane Baker has performed in three productions of “God of Vengeance,” Sholem Asch’s Yiddish classic about a brothe-lowning family and their daughter’s lesbian relationship. More...

Fake Bernard-Henri Levy quote triggers anti-Semitic avalanche

A satirical article suggesting that the French-Jewish philosopher Bernard- Henri Levy plans to emigrate if a far-left politician is elected president triggered a slew of anti-Semitic comments on Twitter. More...

Deputy mayor hosts event for terrorists

A deputy mayor of Madrid hosted an event in the Spanish capital honoring Palestinian terrorists from Hamas and other groups who are imprisoned in Israel.  More...

Egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews

NEW YORK—In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over the book of Exodus. More...